Friday, July 04, 2008

My Cousin Scott's Portulaca in Shanghai, China

I was so pleased to receive this photo from my cousin, Scott, who is a businessman in China. He said this healthy looking portulaca (called "si-bu-liao" translated as "never-can-die" by the Chinese) is a volunteer that found a home in a vacant pot on his balcony. Proof positive of how tough and drought-resistant these plants are and that is why folks like them. Several years ago I had some portulacas that came up from seed in a crack in my driveway. I transplanted them to a hanging basket and they flourished on their own.

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